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Title: Criterion 6, Indicator 34: Value of Capital Investment and Annual Expenditure in Forest Management, Wood and Non-Wood Product Industries, Forest-Based Environmental Services, Recreation, and Tourism

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-RN-0320, 2010

Author(s)Skog, Kenneth; Bergstrom, John; Hill; Elizabeth, Cordell; Ken

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Research Notes
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-5A

Abstract: USDA Forest Service capital investment in management infrastructure was $501 and $390 million (2005$) for 2005 and 2007, respectively. National forest programs expenditures decreased from $3.0 to $2.7 billion between 2004 and 2007 and wildfire management expenditures increased from $1.7 to $2.1 billion (2005$). State forestry program expenditures for 1998, 2002, and 2004 were $2.0 to $2.2 billion (2005$). Forest recreation capital investment by the Forest Service was $461 and $405 million for 2008 and 2009, respectively, and by the National Park Service was $386 and $474 million for 2006 and 2008, respectively. NPS concessions provided $ $21.6 million for facility improvements in 2006. Private capital investment in forest recreation infrastructure and by businesses providing recreation equipment was $1.03 billion for structures and $442 million for equipment in 2006. Wood products industries capital investments decreased from $3.4 to $2.2 billion between 1997 and 2003 but increased to $3.5 billion in 2006 (2005$). Paper products industries investments declined from $10.2 to $5.3 billion between 1997 and 2004 but increased to $7.4 billion in 2006 (2005$). Wood furniture industry investments were $837 and $873 million for 1997 and 2002, respectively. Logging industry investments were $0.9 billion in 1997 (2005$).

Keywords: Forest products industry; economic aspects; sustainable forestry; public expenditures; forestry investment; finance; valuation; outdoor recreation; tourism; recreational use; capital investments; costs; statistics; forests; sustainability; criteria and indicators; Montreal process; forest management

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 768 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/10/2011

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RITS Product ID: 37689
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester

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